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Sometimes, disaster can strike at the worst times. When your roof begins to leak, you may be at a loss for what to do. Lack of funds may cause you to become stressed about your roof, without the means necessary to fix it. A handyman knows all the tricks to quickly fix your leaky roof before the winter season sets in. Keep reading to see how easy it can be to fix your roof until a more permanent solution can be managed for you and your family.

Small Leak? Look for a Nail

Do you have a small leak in a room of your home? Perhaps a tiny stain that has you worried? If you find that the water stain is small, you should start your search for a nail in your roof. Chances are, your carpenter did not nail a hammer into your roof in the correct spot, leaving a nail there that frosts overnight and then condenses, dripping water, throughout the day. The solution? You can clip the bottom of the nail so that it stops dripping into your ceiling. Simple as that.

Larger Leak? Check Your Roof Flashing

If you find that the leak is larger, you should check the roof flashing.  Flashing is the metal that is used along the walls of your roof that intersect one another. If this flashing is loose or rusted, it can cause water to drain through it, into your home. If this is the case, the loose flashing can simply be replaced with some extra flashing. No harm is done if completed as soon as the problem is discovered.

Don’t Use Caulk

If you find a hole in your roof, you should not rely on caulking to solve the problem. This will cause a false sense of security, escalating the issue with you not aware. You should use flashing if at all possible or new shingles to cover holes that are causing larger leaks. Roof cement is also dangerous to use as it does not solve the problem at hand. Even quick fixes should be thorough when dealing with a leaky roof. Leave the caulking and cement for the bathtub.

If you find that your leaky roof is overwhelming or the situation is larger than you can handle, it is best to call a handyman to take a closer look. If you are looking for a handyman is Arlington, TX, we have you covered.  Upfront Handyman offers a variety of services including plumbing and electrical.  Give us a call today at 817-310-8900.  Or visit us online at www.upfronthandyman.com to get to know our team.